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Middle Wisconsin’s FREE Concert for Public Schools & Students is a community-based and non-partisan effort to show and gather support for public education — here where we live, and all over our state. With recent statewide financial cutbacks for public education and the proposed shift toward more public funding of private charter schools and private school voucher programs, our local public schools and our children face unprecedented uncertainties.
We are gathering on Wausau’s 400 Block at Noon on June 15, 2013 to celebrate Wisconsin’s proud tradition of public education, to seek support from citizens and our government officials, and to help promote fairness and stability for public schools, teachers and students. The event will include performances by four bands; a variety of speakers will be invited; various food vendors; and community service organizations will be invited to set up information and activity booths.
Middle Wisconsin will be capturing the event on video and will produce a documentary movie for public distribution (i.e., youtube, news media, organizations).
*** Why Public Schools? ***
– To provide universal access to free education
– To guarantee equal opportunities for all children
– To unify a diverse population
– To prepare people for citizenship in a democratic society
– To prepare people to become economically self-sufficient
– To improve social conditions
Please visit the event page on facebook, RSVP and share with your friends !
Hope to see you there !!! 🙂 — your friends at Middle Wisconsin
On another note, we still need help covering the costs associated with hosting this concert. Your contribution of $250; $100; $50, or any amount you can afford will make this concert possible. You can donate by sending a check made payable to Middle Wisconsin PO Box 1901 Wausau, WI 54402 or securely online through PayPal at http://www.middlewisconsin.com/index.php/donate/ . If you can help with supplies and / or volunteer time, please email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you to coordinate asap ! Thank you — The MW Concert Planning Committee
Just a quick reminder – MW’s Concert for Voters is this coming Sunday, August 14 from 9 am to 9 pm at Wausau’s 400 Block park. Tons of great music, including the Solidarity Singers ! Guest Speakers include former Congressman Dave Obey, Tony Schultz of Stoney Acres Farm CSA, Senator Jon Erpenbach, and Representative Donna Seidel. Food vendors of all kinds – hawaiian bbq, egg rolls, hot dogs, sandwiches, shaved ice, ice cream and more. There will be activities for kids too ! And we’ll have information about the new Voter ID law, voter registration, and election observation.
The 400 block is our newly-renovated open green space located in downtown Wausau. We would love for you to join us !
i am not anybody special. i’m just one guy, from wisconsin. a state i was born in, a state i love.
i’m not a founding member of middle wisconsin…i’m not a union organizer. i’m not normally a person who says anything or who even shows my face. i’m just one little person. but i know right from wrong. i value truth. i value fairness. i value our communities, our natural resources. (i think you do, too.) and now that a minority of greedy people want to take those things i value away, tear them down, sell them off, i feel i must say something. i must stand up.
more and more of us are standing up. but we need you to stand up, too. we can’t fix this without you. the people who are trampling on our values are trying to make you afraid of standing up. they know that the only way they can take what is not theirs is if we do not stand up and say ‘no’. and that is why i am calling on you.
middle wisconsin, the group, is not something cooked up by outsiders, by people with money and power. middle wisconsin is just everyday people, like you and me. neighbors, from right here at home. and this is just the kind of group that can change things, because we are real and we care. i’m asking you to be a real part of this group. we need to stand up – in conversations, on sidewalks, in our communities. we need to act, we need to get moving. because the things we value are being stolen, and they’re slipping away.
middle wisconsin has some events coming up that you can help out with. we have a concert coming up soon on the 400 block here in wausau, where we will provide information on the new voter id law. we have voter canvassing and exit polling for our neighbor jim holperin, who is fighting to keep his state senate seat from a fringe tea-partier. we need people willing to stand up. if you’re reading this, *you* are middle wisconsin ! what can you do ? there is no need that is too small. it is not a cliche – there is power in numbers, and you can change things. just stand up. bring your neighbors, family and friends. even though i’m just one small person, i stood up, and started talking, and started getting out there. it feels good.
please stand up with me.
(post by nathan k)
Middle Wisconsin is putting on a Concert for Voters ! This is a free event, open to the public, on Wausau’s newly renovated downtown green space, The 400 Block. This event is all about voter awareness – information will be available on voter registration and the new Voter ID Law. So, mark your calendar for Sunday August 14 from 9 am to 9 pm, as this event will be jam-packed with musical performers, special guest speakers, food and wares vendors, kids’ activities, and more !